Scores on social media are calling on Parliament to throw out a request by the Finance Ministry for a $28 million loan from the National Investment Bank (NIB) to purchase 275 vehicles for legislators in the eighth Parliament.
Deputy Finance Minister, Abena Osei Asare, on Tuesday, July 6, laid the request before the Floor of the House.
The Minister also presented a similar request for a $3.5 million car loan for members of the 8th Council of State for them to purchase vehicles.
According to social media users, the procurement of vehicles for MPs is not the need of the average Ghanaian.
They said government should place priority on providing quality education by ensuring schools under trees are a thing of the past, as well as providing quality healthcare and good roads.
Some of them want government to “drop that V8 and #fix the country”.
“Parliament is yet to approve a loan of $28m to buy cars, my question is what do the parliamentarians use their salaries for? Can’t they use their own cars?” a user quizzed.
Below are some comments from Twitter:
275 MPs in Ghana and the loan taken is $28M. convert to Cedis is 166,015,220.00 Ghanaian Cedi So this amount divided with the number of MPs we have will be $100000 Every MP will receive this amount of money to buy new car Convert $100000 to cedis is 592,911.50🤦🏼♂️💔— Ryder (@kobbyryder_) July 7, 2021
Stupid leaders in Ghana . Both NPP and NDC . What happen to the cars MPs are using and they want loan to buy new ones for them . This country is finished. You borrow money for census . You borrow money for opening banks . Everything is about borrowing.— Rasheed Arki (@shmoney_killa) July 7, 2021
Ghana is getting a loan of 28 Million Dollars just to buy cars for Parliamentarians. There is a powerful curse ravaging through African countries— DR.PENKING™ (@drpenking) July 7, 2021
Only in Ghana,we go for loan to buy v8 for Parliamentarians.oh Ghana 🤷♂️😭😭🤷♂️#Drop that V8 now and fix the country— Richkid Tetteh (@tetteh_richkid) July 7, 2021
But it’s a loan for Mps to buy cars that matters… Ghana smh🤦🏾♀️ https://t.co/EZXw0aiAeG— Mz_Dee (@Beryl_Onyx) July 7, 2021
We can’t be confident and hit our chest and say…there’s no bed syndrome in Ghana…but rather approving loans to buy Cars for our leaders…Soo pathetic— AndersonPrince (@AndersonPrince_) July 7, 2021
Govt secures Ghc165.2million loan to buy V8s for all 275 MPs. Our leaders don’t have common sense. It’s sad 😢— #FixTheCountry 🇬🇭 (@GhanaNiiiBa) July 7, 2021
Naaah the batch of news today really OFF Me like h333 how is this even possible. Money for President Wife, car loan for MP’s and Military killings dubbed minimum use of force…..Ghana is a wonderful country— Yaw Adjei-Mintah (@YawMintYM) July 7, 2021
BREAKING NEWS:— #WOODA💎 🥰💕🔥 (@wooda_10) July 7, 2021
Parliament has approved $200m loan again for covid-19 vaccines.
You know the funny part?? The money saf e be loan which will be paid by us some day herrr Ghana 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 $100k?? 😭😭😭— Kumasi Sarkodie🚀 (@KumasiSarkodie_) July 7, 2021
Welcome to Ghana where we use Opel (taxi) and a mini fire extinguisher to quench fire but our leaders will go in for a loan of $28 million to buy 275 cars for the 8th members of Parliament. Herh!!!— 💀 Dah GENERAL 👻 (@DahGeneral57) July 7, 2021
Dem say you people be low level Ghanaians so shatap make the state unnecessarily facilitate loans that the state will pay the interests as well cos the people you voted into power are high class Ghanaians so suffer and shatap while they enjoy your sweat. 👍🏾— I For Lef Ghana Activist (@AZ_Bassit) July 7, 2021
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